Senate Quarrels Keep Judicial Vacancies Piling Up

Law360, New York (July 20, 2010, 5:49 PM EDT) -- While all eyes might be on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, federal court watchers are calling on the Senate to turn its attention to the lower court vacancies that have stacked up as even the least controversial of nominations fall victim to senatorial squabbling and stalling.

With federal court vacancies hovering near 100 since last August, experts say that the political gridlock that forced the Clinton-era Gang of 14 to forge a compromise to move noncontroversial candidates is back — and they're not hopeful that...
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